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SPORTS SHORTS
Thursday, July 17, 2014
RALEIGH • A senior men’s 3 on 3 basketball league for 50 and over will begin later this month at Barwell Community Center, 5857 Barwell Park Drive. Registration ends July 21. Games will be played Tuesday evenings. • Lake Lynn Community Center will offer a touch football league for ages 5 to 8. Registration is July 21 to Aug. 2 at any
 
First Tee adds STEM to summer camps
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
DURHAM – Kevin Covington knew of First Tee’s reputation in Atlanta. So when his 8-year-old nephew, Jalen Carter, wanted to try golf, it was a no-brainer. “I immediately went online to see if there was a First Tee in this area,” said Covington who coaches at the School of Science and Math. “I knew what a good program it
 
Budget debate forces painful and unnecessary choices
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Which would you rather lose: a hand or an eye? The smart answer to that question, of course is “neither, I need to keep both.” They are both critically important and play very different roles in helping a person function. Unfortunately, that seems to be the question that North Carolina lawmakers continue to play at in the fight between the
 
A challenge for the hip-hop generation
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Hip-hop news lately has been fueled with beef and rants of all kinds. Meek Mill is beefing with Wale because Wale wasn’t supporting Mill’s current project enough on social media. Dame Dash is blaming Lyor Cohen for the downfall of Rocafella Records. Lil Wayne thanks the world for supporting his bull. Chris Brown and Drake are in the studio
 
Nothing essential about Essence
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
I wrote a column three years ago titled “Black Women No Longer Have Their Essence.” My point was that Essence, the preeminent magazine for black women, had become irrelevant and an embarrassment to the black community. Unfortunately, Essence has continued its decent into irrelevancy. For 20 years, it has sponsored an annual party during the
 
BOOK: A mother’s message to her daughter
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs By Pearl Cleage Atria Publishing, $23.99 HC Dear Diary… You’ve written that many times in your life. Little hurts, schoolgirl crushes, firsts, lasts and thoughts. It’s all written in your journal so you’d see where you came from and where you’re going.
 
MOVIE REVIEW: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
At the end of the 2011 version of the classic 1968 Rise of the Planet of the Apes, you were left with a haunting sense that humans had gone off their rockers and the aggrieved apes seemed saner. The premise for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is that neither species is perfect but maybe, though not probably, there is common ground. Endowing apes with human
 
Entrepreneur raises millions for shaving technology
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Twenty-nine-year-old entrepreneur Tristan Walker has addressed a unique product that solves an equally unique problem among black men. It is a line of shaving products developed specifically for them. Walker saw a need for an issue that affects most black men. Shaving often produces razor bumps which is a pesky problem. As an entrepreneur, he recognized an
 
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NC mayor marches to DC to urge Medicaid expansion

The Republican mayor of the small town of Belhaven, North Carolina, began a 273-mile walk to